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2001 Florida Gators football
Orange Bowl Champions
Orange Bowl, W 56–23 vs. Maryland
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
2001 record10–2 (6–2 SEC)
Head coachSteve Spurrier
Defensive coordinatorJon Hoke
CaptainAndra Davis
CaptainMarquand Manuel
CaptainRobert Gillespie
CaptainRob Roberts
Home stadiumBen Hill Griffin Stadium
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#4 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#3 Florida   6 2         10 2  
#13 South Carolina   5 3         9 3  
#22 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   1 7         2 9  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#7 LSU xy   5 3         10 3  
Auburn x   5 3         7 5  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Arkansas   4 4         7 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         3 8  
Championship: LSU 31, Tennessee 20
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida in the sport of American football during the 2001 college football season. The Gators competed in Division I-A of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and played their home games at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on the university's Gainesville, Florida campus. They were coached by Steve Spurrier, who led the Gators to a 56–23 Orange Bowl victory over the Maryland Terrapins, and an overall win-loss record of 10–2 (.833). The season was the team's twelfth and last under Spurrier before his departure to the NFL.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–1–2001* Marshall #1 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN2 W 49–14   85,445
9–8–2001* Louisiana–Monroe #2 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL PPV W 55–6   85,011
9–22–2001 Kentucky #2 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY JP W 44–10   66,126
9–29–2001 #21 Mississippi State #2 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS W 52–0   85,579
10–6–2001 #18 Louisiana State #2 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA CBS W 44–15   92,010
10–13–2001 Auburn #1 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 20–23   86,063
10–27–2001 #15 Georgia #6 Alltel StadiumJacksonville, FL CBS W 24–10   84,401
11–3–2001 Vanderbilt #4 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL (HC) JP W 71–13   85,052
11–10–2001 #14 South Carolina #4 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN W 54–17   84,900
11–17–2001* #20 Florida State #4 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS W 37–13   85,732
12–1–2001 #5 Tennessee #2 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS L 32–34   85,771
1–2–2002* #6 Maryland #5 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC W 56–23   73,640
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.


Sources: 2012 Florida Football Media Guide,[1] and GatorZone.com.[2]

Coaching staffEdit

StatisticsEdit

  • QB Rex Grossman: 279/423 (66.0%) for 4,144 yards (9.80 YPA) with 38 TD vs. 12 INT (2.84%)
  • QB Brock Berlin: 47/79 (59.5%) for 679 yards (8.59 YPA) with 10 TD vs. 3 INT (3.80%)
  • RB Earnest Graham: 141 carries for 799 yards (5.67 YPC) with 11 TD. 12 catches for 129 yards (10.75 YPC) with 0 TD.
  • RB Robert Gillespie: 98 carries for 458 yards (4.67 YPC) with 2 TD. 45 catches for 474 yards (10.53 YPC) with 2 TD.
  • WR Jabar Gaffney: 74 catches for 1,309 yards (17.69 YPC) with 15 TD.
  • WR Reche Caldwell: 69 catches for 1,106 yards (16.03 YPC) with 10 TD.
  • WR Taylor Jacobs: 48 catches for 882 yards (18.38 YPC) with 9 TD.
  • K Jeff Chandler: 19 FGM and 54 XPM.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 113 & 116 (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  2. GatorZone.com, Football, History, Florida Football 2001. Retrieved November 25, 2011.

Bibliography Edit

  • 2009 Southeastern Conference Football Media Guide, Florida Year-by-Year Records, Southeastern Conference, Birmingham, Alabama, p. 60 (2009).
  • 2012 Florida Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 107–116 (2012).
  • Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.
  • Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
  • Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.

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